Analyzing Machine Data Drives Optimization

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Machines on the shopfloor level provide product data (quantity, yields, scraps, lead time, headway) as well as process data (durability, uptime, production time, setup time, planned and unplanned downtime). Process data allow companies to evaluate efficiency losses concerning availability, throughput, and quality, which in turn are used to calculate Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) based on standards like SEMI-E10 (Specification for Definition and Measurement of Equipment Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability) and SEMI-E79 (Specification for Definition and Measurement of Equipment Productivity).


Roland Steinhilber, Head of Business Analytics, explains in an article in the Industrie 4.0 column how the optimization potential on the store floor can be best exploited.


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